It’s the New Year…

It’s 2015. Look at that number again; Isn’t that staggering? The other day I thought it was 2012. I’m getting oldish, and nostalgic for a time we weren’t so connected, techno-driven, and obsessed with every ping, message and text.


In this New Year I promise to write more. I promise to read more. I promise to be healthier, and most important happier. I’ve been obsessed with chasing success that I’ve lost sight of what is around me, and I’m very lucky. I have a family who loves me, I have a tolerable day job, and I have had success as a writer, and an editor and a publisher. I was told multiple times during the holiday break that I needed to be more positive. Perhaps that’s true. Well, I know it’s true. I’m hoping that being more positive will help draw better things to me.


My sequel is almost complete. I have a poetry collection scheduled to be released this year, and I have another novel, or two, and perhaps a poetry collection to complete this year. Reading however, I’m really going to push to read more. As someone who has multiple degrees, I know that once we pull away from an academic institution that we can sometimes fail at reading a wide range of literature. I’m going to push that for myself – a great sampling of reading every day, and not just horror, or YA or fiction. I am going to push myself to read many things.


Now, here is my vague statement for the week. I received some good author-writer news. I don’t know yet if it’s going to pan out into something, but it’s the kind of news that can change my life. It’s the kind of news one receives once in a lifetime. I’m going to be positive, but I’m going to remain conservative. Of course I hope this turns into something, but if it doesn’t at least I had one sparkling moment this month.


Promise to write more soon.


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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at